Follow the LINK to listen to the radio interview with Weed Management Society of South Australia member Henry Rutherford and host Trev Garard on the ‘Generation Gap’ at Tribe FM 91.1 Willunga 11 March 2023.
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is seeking your help in developing the State of the Environment Report 2023. This vital report collates information from multiple sources to assess the pressures that are placed on our environment and what impacts these may be having on our land, sea, air and inland waters. It also captures what is being done to help protect, restore and enhance our environment for current and future generations.
Follow this link to find out more and contribute to the State of the Environment Report 2023.
Student Travel Award
Applications are invited from students to attend national or international conferences, or for specific overseas study tours of a short duration. The award is made available annually, or less frequently depending on the standard of the applications. This award is made to undergraduate, Master, PhD or other postgraduate students, or those who have completed their studies in the previous twelve months at the date of application. The early career travel award is available for those who have completed their studies less recently. Those studying in the fields of agriculture, botany, biology, ecology, horticulture and forestry or related subjects, with some focus on weed science are encouraged to apply. The award is open to anyone residing in Australia or New Zealand, but members of Societies affiliated with CAWS may be given preference. The committee may at its discretion award more than one award for each category. The value of this award is up to $3,000 per annum.
Early Career Weed Scientist Travel Award
Applications are invited from early career weed scientists to attend national or international conferences, or for specific overseas study tours of a short duration. The award is made available annually, or less frequently depending on the standard of the applications. Applicants must have, at the date of application, completed their last degree (undergraduate, Master, PhD or other postgraduate degree) within the last five years. Applicants should also have commenced employment in any branch of weed science. The award is open to anyone residing in Australia or New Zealand, but members of Societies affiliated with CAWS may be given preference. The committee may at its discretion award more than one award for each category. The selection committee will mainly take into consideration the merits of the applicant and application, though some consideration may also be given to ensuring an equitable distribution of awards across Australasia. The value of this award is up to $2,000 per annum.
For more information on both of these awards and the application forms, see:
It’s the 21st century and the WMSSA is transitioning to online forms of communication. But you, member, are important. How do we best stay in contact with you?
Please take the time to fill out the short online survey, so we can better understand the preferred methods for communication across our membership.
The new publication Weed Control. Sustainability, Hazards and Risks in Cropping Systems Worldwide edited by Nicholas E. Korres, Nilda R Burgos and Stephen O. Duke and published by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group has been released.
The publication investigates concerns about sustainable food production systems along with the evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds, and addresses important topics of weed science related to sustainable issues, potential hazards, and risks. In addition the effects of herbicides and weed control methods on soil, freshwater ecosystems and insects are critically reviewed. Occupational hazards due to non-judicious use of herbicides along with occupational hygiene practices for using herbicides such as use of personal protective equipment, spillage management herbicide storage, and drift avoidance are discussed in detail. The potential use, types, advantages and disadvantages of bioherbicides and allelopathy for sustainable weed control and research needs are explored in depth. Important issues of herbicide resistance evolution, distribution in major crops, and the contribution of genetically engineered herbicide tolerant crops on sustainable weed management are examined thoroughly.
Flyer – Duke/p/book/9781498787468WEED CONTROL Weed_Control_Flyer_pdf
Summary – WEED CONTROL
Order – https://www.crcpress.com/Weed-Control-Sustainability-Hazards-and-Risks-in-Cropping-Systems-Worldwide/Korres-Burgos-
Silverleaf nightshade is a deep-rooted perennial weed threatening crops and pastures in this State, and also a Weed of National Significance. A national best practice management manual has now been published.
Silverleaf Nightshade Australian Best Practice Manual 2018
6th SA Weeds Conference
DATE: 2nd and 3rd May 2018
Location: Plant Research Centre, Waite Campus
Registrations are now OPEN for the 6th South Australian Weeds Conference.
The conference attracts interesting and relevant speakers from across the weed management community. Renowned author, Tim Lowe and SA Herbarium’s Michelle Waycott will be Key Note speakers at this years conference. At the conference dinner, Tim Lowe will also provide an interesting insight into Australia’s contribution to the Anthropocene, ie. the extent to which wattles, sweet pittosporum, Australian tree ferns etc have become weeds around the world.
Click on the following link for a registration form 6th SA Weeds Conference Registration Form 2018 Final or for the Word Version – 6th SA Weeds Conference Registration Form 2018 Final
Please complete and forward to WMSSA, email@example.com or PO Box 517 Torrens Park 5062 SA before 20th April 2018.
The conference is an open event so please refer any enquiries from the wider community about the event through to Sheree Bowman on firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit abstracts and nominate posters and displays – 23rd February, 2018
Notification of acceptance of presentation – 12th of March, 2018
Submission of papers and posters for inclusion in conference proceedings – 25th of March, 2018
Conference – 2nd and 3rd of May, 2018
Conference Dinner (with guest speaker) – 2nd of May, 2018